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How to install the Auvik collector in a cloud environment

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If you’re looking to deploy the Auvik collector in a commercial cloud environment like Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure, you can deploy Auvik on a fresh copy of Ubuntu Server 14.04.

Deploying Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty) on Amazon AWS EC2

  1. Log into your AWS account.
  2. Note your AWS EC2 region (e.g., us-west1, eu-central-1).
  3. Head over to http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/trusty/current/. Find a 64-bit HVM-AMI for your region.
  4. Click Launch to begin deployment of the image.
  5. Configure and deploy the AMI with appropriate resources:
    1. 1 vCPU
    2. 2GB RAM
    3. 8GB disk space
  6. Ensure you select to install the OpenSSH server during the Ubuntu installation wizard.
  7. Once your cloud instance of Ubuntu is deployed, follow the steps in How to install the Auvik collector from a bash script.

Deploying Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty) on Microsoft Azure

  1. Log into your Azure account.
  2. Navigate to https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/marketplace/partners/canonical/ubuntuserver1404lts/ and click Create Virtual Machine.
  3. Configure and deploy the virtual machine with appropriate resources:
    1. 1 vCPU
    2. 2GB RAM
    3. 8GB disk space
  4. Ensure you select to install the OpenSSH server during the Ubuntu installation wizard.
  5. Once your cloud instance of Ubuntu is deployed, follow the steps in How to install the Auvik collector from a bash script.
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